Career Readiness Certificates - CRC


The Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) is an industry-recognized, portable, 
evidence-based credential that certifies essential skills needed for workplace 
success. A statewide comparison of how the seven-county region of the Delta's 
residents performed on the Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) is provided by 
Rodney Hodges, Program Specialist for the CRC at the Mississippi Community 
College Board.

Register for the CRC 


  Bronze Certificate - reports an individual's Applied Mathematics, Locating 
Information, and Reading for Information levels of skills in relation to the level 
needed in 35% of the jobs and occupations contained in ACT's WorkKeys database.
Silver Certificate – skills match 65% of the jobs and occupations in the database.
Gold Certificate – skills match 90% of the jobs and occupations in the database.
Platinum Certificate - skills match 99% of the jobs and occupations in the database.
Individuals can earn the CRC by taking three assessments:

 Applied Mathematics 
 Locating Information 
 Reading for Information

WorkKeys assessments measure "real world" skills that employers believe are 
critical to job success. The average successful completion rate (at least a bronze) 
for the State is 85%; for the Delta it is 84%.

WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, 
develop, and retain a high-performance workforce.

WorkKeys Benefits to the Employer:

  • Provides employers with verifiable evidence of perspective employee's skills
  • Reduces turnover, overtime, and waste while increasing morale
  • Takes the guesswork out of selection decisions
  • Improves the effectiveness of training dollars
  • Streamlines hiring by including a preferred certificate level in job postings.

WorkKeys Benefits to the Individual:

  • Builds confidence that skills meet the needs of local employers
  • Gives advantage over other job applicants who have not demonstrated needed skills
  • Determines skill improvement and training needs
  • Possesses a portable skills credential that enhances employability and sets the stage for possible career advancement.

The Capps Technology Center has an on-line, easy to access system for anyone wanting to improve their scores. This system is available at no charge to the company or the individual.

To determine how you or your company can benefit from using the CRC system, 
contact Kimberley Gatewood at 662-887-2876, ext 17.

Career Readiness Certificates Verified As Of 2002 - June 2015

County: Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Total
Bolivar 275 318 43 0 636
Humphreys 28 54 1 0 83
Issaquena 0 4 1 0 5
Leflore 60 104 12 0 176
Sharkey 10 14 1 0 25
Sunflower 255 317 29 0 601
Washington 274 374 63 0 711
Other Surrounding Counties         169
Total CRC’s 2,406

920 Hwy. 82 West | Indianola, Mississippi 38751 | 662.887.2876